is it worth buying 2500 dvd's for £130

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Posted 21st Jul
ive been offered to buy 2500 dvd's for £130. they are all well known movies. i have a shop and dealt with dvd's before they require a lot of work to shift and can take up a lot of space. but was wondering if people would go for it at the above price? thanks
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It’s cheap enough but in this day and age with movies at your fingertips I think your market is limited. I’m guessing you’ll end up with the stock for a long time .... by which time the movies would be dated
well even if you sell them for 10p each, you’re doubling your money.

sell them at 20p each, then you only have to sell half of them to double your money.

providing they’re all usable
3/£1 at the charity shops near me. They can't give them away and they sit in the shops taking up space.
thanks for all your input people greatly appreciated
Have you seen them? Are they brand new and sealed or used? Individual titles or many multiples? How would you be "shifting" them? In your shop?

As you say, a lot of effort for potentially small gain. I knew a "car boot" guy who gave up in the end as unloading boxes and boxes of em' - to only sell a handful - was too much trouble! I guess, if you can store them and can be bothered to list them on a sales platform - and then do all the associated picking, packing, processing and despatch...that's a choice only you can make?

Value-wise, it sounds good but; for contrast; I can get 15 DVD's (used, I'll add!) from a charity organisation for £1. Less than 7p each! If only they were Blu-rays you'd been offered you be laughing all day long...

Regards, Phsy.
Edited by: "Phsycronix" 21st Jul
Phsycronix21/07/2020 15:43

Have you seen them? Are they brand new and sealed or used? Individual …Have you seen them? Are they brand new and sealed or used? Individual titles or many multiples? How would you be "shifting" them? In your shop?As you say, a lot of effort for potentially small gain. I knew a "car boot" guy who gave up in the end as unloading boxes and boxes of em' - to only sell a handful - was too much trouble! I guess, if you can store them and can be bothered to list them on a sales platform - and then do all the associated picking, packing, processing and despatch...that's a choice only you can make?Value-wise, it sounds good but; for contrast; I can get 15 DVD's (used, I'll add!) from a charity organisation for £1. Less than 7p each! If only they were Blu-rays you'd been offered you be laughing all day long...Regards, Phsy.


yeh he has sent me the images... its movies like taken, independence day, bridesmaids, rise of the guardians, die hard etc and most of the movies follow this trend of being well known its nothing rubbish like a fishing dvd or anything.
i was thinking of listing 5 for £1 sort of a mix and match thing. they are all used not new. also appreciate the post its helped me towards making a final decision. thank-you
jay.spearing21/07/2020 16:24

yeh he has sent me the images... its movies like taken, independence day, …yeh he has sent me the images... its movies like taken, independence day, bridesmaids, rise of the guardians, die hard etc and most of the movies follow this trend of being well known its nothing rubbish like a fishing dvd or anything. i was thinking of listing 5 for £1 sort of a mix and match thing. they are all used not new. also appreciate the post its helped me towards making a final decision. thank-you



All the well known films will be pretty much worthless.

The only DVDs worth anything are of films which either have never had a BluRay release at all or had a limited release years ago and now only available for silly money, these are invariably fairly obscure films.
Edited by: "spoo" 21st Jul
Surely you carnt go wrong at that . I have most streaming services . With sky etc . And u still carnt watch what you want to . That’s the plus with dvds . Me personally I would have them at that price
How many people have a dvd player these days? We only have a HP microserver connected to the main TV that can play discs with a blueray drive.

Edit: Actually scratch that. just realised there is an original xbox crystal, PS2 and 360 i'd forgotten about as they are rarely used,
Edited by: "harlzter" 21st Jul
harlzter21/07/2020 16:57

How many people have a dvd player these days? We only have a HP …How many people have a dvd player these days? We only have a HP microserver connected to the main TV that can play discs with a blueray drive.Edit: Actually scratch that. just realised there is an original xbox crystal, PS2 and 360 i'd forgotten about as they are rarely used,


Most households have an x box or PS thay can play dvds/bluray. There is the equipment available to play them, but is there the incentive now.
jay.spearing21/07/2020 16:24

yeh he has sent me the images... its movies like taken, independence day, …yeh he has sent me the images... its movies like taken, independence day, bridesmaids, rise of the guardians, die hard etc and most of the movies follow this trend of being well known its nothing rubbish like a fishing dvd or anything. i was thinking of listing 5 for £1 sort of a mix and match thing. they are all used not new. also appreciate the post its helped me towards making a final decision. thank-you


The funny thing is some fishing dvds are worth good money, but to just add on, perhaps you could spend a while and music magpie some of them, perhaps one evening with a full battery and just go through a big batch of them... That could work I suppose
nopartylikeansclubparty21/07/2020 17:07

The funny thing is some fishing dvds are worth good money, but to just …The funny thing is some fishing dvds are worth good money, but to just add on, perhaps you could spend a while and music magpie some of them, perhaps one evening with a full battery and just go through a big batch of them... That could work I suppose


good idea ive just been on ziffit and im being offered 30p for most movies and they take multiples. im going to go ahead and take the risk . i dont even have space in shop storage so im not really looking forward to seeing the missus face when theres a pallet full of dvds in our house lol!
Ringfinger21/07/2020 17:02

Most households have an x box or PS thay can play dvds/bluray. There is …Most households have an x box or PS thay can play dvds/bluray. There is the equipment available to play them, but is there the incentive now.



Thats it, I cant remember the last time I watched a physical disc or listened to a CD, the last time I used a disc was when I found some old CDs that the Mrs had put crafting patterns on so I copied them to the server and the cloud.

Even the car doesnt have a disc slot (not that it would ever have had one from new - luxury option at the time it was made was a FM/AM radio with single speaker! But I have put a £25 double din chinese head unit in with rear view camera an that reads a 128GB micro sd card easily and USB sticks, connected to a kick ass amp and subwoofer it surprises people to see a 46 year old blasting tunes and thumping bass.

I think physical media is dying. When I managed a charity shop most people buying DVDs was buying them to take on holiday and mostly kids ones for the evenings.
thanks all!
harlzter21/07/2020 16:57

How many people have a dvd player these days?


I have six.
I was kind of with you until the "used" bit. How many will be scratched to hell? How many will come back at you because they don't play properly? I guess I'm being a bit pessimistic but I like to look at all the angles...

Also a bit concerned that you've only seen 'images' of the DVD's. Is this some 'bulk' seller on Ebay? I just hope you get what you think and they aren't just a 'representative' of what you might get...

Anyway, good luck with whatever you decide to do, Jay.
Phsycronix21/07/2020 17:23

I was kind of with you until the "used" bit. How many will be scratched to …I was kind of with you until the "used" bit. How many will be scratched to hell? How many will come back at you because they don't play properly? I guess I'm being a bit pessimistic but I like to look at all the angles...Also a bit concerned that you've only seen 'images' of the DVD's. Is this some 'bulk' seller on Ebay? I just hope you get what you think and they aren't just a 'representative' of what you might get...Anyway, good luck with whatever you decide to do, Jay.


ive got a disc repair machine thankfully. not from ebay i did order a bulk once from ebay and just ended up with like 50 die another days haha. its a contact of mine he just sent me whatsapp photos. thanks mate
spoo21/07/2020 16:31

All the well known films will be pretty much worthless.The only DVDs worth …All the well known films will be pretty much worthless.The only DVDs worth anything are of films which either have never had a BluRay release at all or had a limited release years ago and now only available for silly money, these are invariably fairly obscure films.


The Bad Pack?
This is a question that ultimately you are far more able to answer than us. You know what sort of customers you get in your shop, what kind of floor space you have, how much display space you could devote to them, how much storage space you have out the back for them, etc. We don't know any of this. At the end of the day it's only £130. Just ask yourself whether that's a sum that you'd feel comfortable taking a punt on.
That's a hell of a lot of DVDs, I'd take the gamble.
I remember back in 2002 when my flat got broken into, the insurance company asked what DVDs I had, I said I can't remember as I had quite a few... They sent me a list out which I never seen, my girlfriend at the time ticked every single film on the list... 2 weeks later this huge box turns up at the door, two guys had to carry it in the house... I honestly had no idea what it was! Opened it up and there was about 200-250 DVDs
I would go for it.

A couple of rare/oop titles could easily cover the cost.

For curiosity, could you upload the picture of the bundle your contact sent you.
Clearing the loft I stumbled on a 2-DVD set of the Casino Royale remake. Watched the movie yesterday and plan to watch the out-takes/features DVD tonight. Then what ? Charity shop? I have practically no other DVDs any more.
I still watch physical media although not so often these days but can stick the odd DVD in the Blu-ray player now and again of a film I own that I haven't watched for years. I must be one of the few who has still kept their DVD collection. I can't get rid of them. I only gave my video collection away bar a few about 6 years ago!
Yes, I'd buy them and list them on ebay for £5. You don't need to sell many to recoup your initial investment.
You’ve pretty much answered your own question in your post. If you’ve dealt with selling them in your shop before you must know if shifting 2500 is worth your £130.
What's a dvd?
I'd offer £100, meet at £115. If theres some obscure titles that have never been released on blu ray (older BBC stuff) then it might be worth a gamble. Can always split off the 1000 or so tat DVDs for £50 and concentrate on flogging the ones that might sell
Buy them all then sell them at 20p each
rimalpatel00721/07/2020 22:08

Buy them all then sell them at 20p each



Buy them all & sell them in batches of 25 for £10
Willy_Wonka21/07/2020 22:11

Buy them all & sell them in batches of 25 for £10


Bad business move
rimalpatel00721/07/2020 22:15

Bad business move


Why? Do you want to spend all your life sending a dvd out for 20p? What about postage?

Waste of time & money.
If they are porno's go for it
Willy_Wonka21/07/2020 22:25

Why? Do you want to spend all your life sending a dvd out for 20p? What …Why? Do you want to spend all your life sending a dvd out for 20p? What about postage? Waste of time & money.


OP said he has a shop so will get walking in customers. No mention of e-commerce.
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